Andy Last, the head coach of Castleford Tigers, has announced his 21-man squad for their upcoming match at The John Smith’s Stadium.
This Friday’s encounter will mark the second meeting between Castleford and Huddersfield this season. The Tigers previously travelled to Huddersfield in March, where George Lawler scored the opening try for Castleford. However, the Giants emerged victorious in snowy conditions, defeating the Tigers by a margin of 36 points to 6.
Both teams are entering this clash on the heels of Challenge Cup exits last weekend. As a result, the match is expected to be fiercely contested, with each side determined to bounce back from their recent disappointments.
Castleford Tigers will welcome back winger Bureta Faraimo and forward Liam Watts to their lineup. Both players had served one-match suspensions following incidents in a match against Catalans Dragons. Additionally, the Tigers will see the return of half-back Jacob Miller, who has been included in the squad. Youngster Elliot Wallis, who was cup-tied and unable to participate in the previous game against FC, will also be available for selection.
The Tigers will rely on the experience and talent of Faraimo, Watts, Miller, and Wallis to make a significant impact in their quest for victory. With their key players back in action, Castleford will aim to turn the tables on Huddersfield and secure a positive result in this highly anticipated showdown.
The match promises to be an exciting spectacle, with fans eagerly anticipating an intense battle between two determined sides. Castleford Tigers supporters will be hoping for a resilient performance from their team as they look to bounce back from their Cup exit and claim a crucial victory over the Giants.